Country Singer Hardy treated for ‘Significant Injuries’ After Tour Bus Flips Over


Country singer and songwriter Hardy was hospitalized after his tour bus flipped over on Interstate 40, following a performance in Bristol, Tennessee, on Saturday, October 1st, he tweeted that Sunday.

“I’ve been released from the hospital, but have been ordered by the doctors to recover for the next few weeks, which may cost us a couple of shows.”

Hardy, was one of the passengers on the bus when it crashed in the westbound lanes of Interstate 40 just after 2:30 a.m. at mile marker 223 in Wilson County, near the Davidson County line.  According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, the 2009 Prevost Tour Bus veered off the roadway and overturned on its left side.

The singer, who’s full name is Michael Wilson Hardy, was released from the hospital and is expected to recover, but the driver remains hospitalized Hardy said in his tweet. Adding four people on board at the time of the accident, all who were treated for ‘significant injuries’.

A preliminary report from the Tennessee Highway Patrol identified the driver as James Hudson, 59, and the passengers as Noah Brown, 36, and Tanner Gallagher, 32. Hudson was wearing a seatbelt, according to the report, which said none of the passengers were.

“Our friends and bus driver needs your prayers as he’s still in the hospital”, Hardy tweeted about Hudson. “His family is with him while he is being treated, and we’re all pulling and praying for him. My team and I will keep the fans updated on the situation, as I rest in the upcoming days.”